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Missed deadline irks RCRC manager

Roscommon County Road Commission Manager Tim O’Rourke is “disappointed” with the progress being made on the Safe Routes 2 School project being completed on Sunset Ave. (Co. Rd. 100) in Roscommon.  More...

EYE CATCHER

Ryan McCormick (left) and Loni Johnson of Johnson Outdoor, Big Rapids, get the full color LED display working on a new sign at the Houghton Lake Public Library Sept. 13. More...

Special Sections

News

Nettle settles in as E911 director

Since Sept. 9, the Roscommon County E911 Department has been under new leadership with Ed Nettle taking the ranks of director.  More...

Walking path turned down on Grosbeak Boulevard

After hearing from many interested residents and being presented with plans from the Grosbeak Boulevard Dock Association over the last several weeks, the Gerrish Township board voted Sept. More...

Russo appointed new LTFD chief

The Lake Township Board Sept. 11 appointed Assistant Fire Chief David Russo as the new chief of the fire department, following the Aug. More...

Business

BEAR WINNERS

Brian Murray and his wife Cindy were the winners of a bear carving at Pappa’s Bait in Markey Township Aug. 31. More...

TALKING WITH A CANDIDATE

Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President Dave Denboer (left) talks with Lon Johnson, Democratic candidate for the 103rd District (Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Roscommon, and O More...

INCUMBENT CANDIDATE

Rep. Bruce Rendon, incumbent for the 103rd District, attended the chamber’s annual membership meeting and spoke to the crowd. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dedication promotes ‘incredible airport’

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.  I would like to personally thank everyone who attended our first-ever Fiesta Fly-in at Roscommon County Blodgett Memorial Airport last Saturday. More...

‘More negatives than positives’

Well, summer has come to an end and our seasonal neighbors have left. Trash bins are laying down, upright open, or closed waiting to fill up with leaves, rain and soon snow, and then turning into snow banks. More...

Thankful for ‘bicycle friendly’ path

I would like to thank all those, in the past, whose efforts resulted in the bicycle path along M-55. In riding the length on both sides, I counted 1,000 curbings. Although some are too abrupt, most are bicycle friendly. More...

Religion & Family

FIVE GENERATIONS

The Lynk family moved to St. Helen from Davison in 1966. More...

Southern Gospel Night Sept. 30 at Abundant Grace Assembly of God

Abundant Grace Assembly of God will host a Southern Gospel Night Sept. 30 with Men of Grace Trio, soloist Timothy Consani and Redeeming Grace Quartet. More...

Elgases celebrate 70 years of marriage

Don and Henrietta “Babe” Elgas of Prudenville celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 8 at a party for family and friends at the Denton Township Hall.  More...

Education

Camp announces start of Academy nomination process

Congressman Dave Camp (RMI) advises any student in the Class of 2013 and within the 4th Congressional District who is interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies to contact his Midland District Office.  More...

FIRST DAY FOR PRESCHOOLERS

(Above) Mrs. More...

Ferris State announces May grads

Six area residents earned degrees at Ferris State University and Kendall College of Art and Design during the semester that ended in May.   More...

Features

Firemen’s Festival mix of somber ceremony and fun fellowship

While the 2012 Michigan Firemen’s Memorial Festival began Thursday with Family Night, the formal beginning of the festival was the Firemen’s Memorial service Saturday morning, held under a cool blue sky dotted with floating clouds.  More...

Breaking News - 9/20/2012 8:21 AM

RAPS board halts lay offs for 2012/13 - Free Access

The Roscommon Area Schools Board of Education recommended no further teacher lay offs for the 2012/ 2013 school year during their regular meeting at the school board office in Roscommon Sept. 19. More...

IN MEMORY OF

Denton Township Fire Chief Paul Tiepel (left, facing) and department members Jim Hoover and Amber Nebor take a moment to reflect on the lives of fallen firefighters Ted Soderman, who died in 2007, Ch More...

15th Pumpkin Run rolling into town this weekend

With fall colors coming on just in time, the 15th annual Pumpkin Run Car Show and Cruise will roar its way into town this weekend. This year’s show will be held in the parking lot of the Houghton Lake Super Walmart Store.  More...

Commissioners agree to leave RCRC vacancy open until after election

The open seat on the Roscommon County Road Commission board will remain open after the death of former RCRC vice-chair Bill Ancel.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jane (Early) Parfitt - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-15
Iris Muriel Knibbs - 2018-02-08

Court News

82nd District Court

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 82nd District Court:  More...

34th Circuit Court

Judge Michael J. Baumgartner presided in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon, Aug. 7:  Daniel V. More...

Sports

Close games tighten race for JPC title

In the second week of Jack Pine Conference football action, three close games continued to tighten the race for the JPC title.  Through two weeks of play, there is no real clear-cut favorite to win the title.  More...

Bobcats come up short against visiting Crossroads Charter

Although they were in the driver’s seat for most of the game, the Houghton Lake varsity soccer team came up short against the visiting Crossroads Charter Academy Panthers, suffering a 2-0 loss at Bobcat Stadium Tuesday evening.  More...

RAYBC plans Annual Tailgate Party Sept. 28 before game

The Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club will hold its 6th Annual Tailgate Party Sept. 28 at RHS.  The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the Bucks’ varsity football contest with rival Houghton Lake.  More...

Editorial

HLCE: Another choice, another chance

Alternative education programs within the United States are frequently misunderstood. From the outside, many false perceptions exist regarding student behavior. Surely these students must be troublemakers. They’re no good. More...

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Our Opinion

With the November election just over six weeks away, voters are being bombarded with information. Positive, negative, true, mostly true, untrue and misleading.  More...

IT HAPPENED THIS WEEK

REPRINTED FROM HOUGHTON LAKE RESORTER AND ROSCOMMON COUNTY HERALD-NEWS BACK ISSUES 125 YEARS AGO-SEPTEMBER 16, 1887  CRIMES AND CRIMINALS   More...

Outdoors

Water sampling expected to determine source of E. coli in Houghton Lake

Houghton Lake area volunteers are helping the Central Michigan District Health Department determine the source of E. More...

WILD RICE EXPEDITION

Members of the Houghton Lake Improvement Board (HLIB) and Houghton Lake Lake Association (HLLA) motor out of the Department of Natural Resources West Shore access site onto Houghton Lake Sept. More...

TRAILBLAZERS OFFICERS

Officers for the Houghton Lake Trailblazers Snowmobile Club for the 2012-13 season presided over the club’s first meeting Sept. 8 at the Denton Township Hall. More...

Happenings

COA MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Roscommon County Commission on Aging Sept. 10 held its first memorial service, celebrating the life of loved ones and friends who had died during the past year. More...

Kiami named Fellow of ACP

Bashar Kiami, MD, FACP, an endocrinologist practicing in Grayling, has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. More...

Know risks, signs, symptoms of stroke

For Your Health-

A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. More...

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